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"Tu es un chien."

Translation:You are a dog.

November 8, 2018

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For all you non English speakers, calling someone a dog is "derogatory"


How to know between an statement and a question. I always think its asking... So the english translation is 'Are you a dog', but its not. Its a statement, you are a dog..


It's all in the intonation and emphasis. And body language (not easy to spot on DL!). In European languages, questions rise in tone towards the end of the sentence, statements fall. HTH


It will usually have a question mark or (if voiced) sound like a question if it is one. For "Tu es un chien?" The english translation can be either "Are you a dog?" Or "You are a dog?" They are the same really. Though word-for-word translation, it appears as the latter.


For a question, it is: Es tu un chien? Or "Est ce que tu es un chien?"


How do you understand if it's a question or a starement in this? Tu es un chien. - You are a dog and Tu es un chien? - are you a dog? In writing you can at least see question mark but apart from that, how can we know it in spoken French?


Is it just me or is anyone else having trouble hearing the difference between 'es' and 'et' because both the female and male speaker make it hard for me to understand what they're saying? Also, what is the difference between 'es' and 'et' anyways?


They do sound almost the same, especially when pronounced by people from France. I think the closest I could find as a way to explain it is "et" should sound like "hay" (without the h), and "es" (or "est") sound more like "head" (without the consonants).

As for there meaning, "et" means "and" and "es" is the verb "to be" in second person (tu es = you are).


Difference beetween et and es?


Et-and Es-are (avoir,tu) :)


Sorry, noticed just now, I meant to say être, not avoir :)


What's the difference in pronunciation between "you are a dog" and "you and a dog" in French?


"Tu es un chien"

"Toi et un chien"



Please can someone explain the difference between "chienne and chien". I guess it something related to feminine and masculin, but am not sure.


Although this is a late reply, you're right! "un chien" is used when talking about a male dog or a dog whose gender you don't know, and "une chienne" is used when talking about a female dog. It's the same concept for "un chat" and "une chatte".


Is the es in tu es un chien prounced as a A for english speakers or is it just me


To me es sounds like A. But also et sounds like A for me.


I can't tell the difference when she says chien and chat! It sounds the same any advice?


Chien should sound something like she-ya-n (but fast and put together and also kinda nasally) and chat should be like sha,can't think of anything better to put these as,cause eng is not my first language

It's just that the audio is really bad,you can't hear which one it is clearly


In recent question "Are you a horse? " same translation was given - " Tu es un cheval"

How to differentiate between a "question" and a "statement"?


its hard to yell if she is saying "es" or "et"


I know i try to slow it down but twards the end it cuts off


(Tu es) Is it are you? Or... you are?


You= tu/vous, are= es/êtes, a= un/une, dog= chien


When the 's in es, pronounced?


I keep getting the "write what you hear" questions wrong because I am listening in French and writing what I hear in English. It should say "write what you hear (in French)". I know it's technically correct as it is, but some clarification for dummies like me would be appreciated.


yeah sometimes i accidently write it in english


Is it es instead of est because of the verb inflection?


As a kid in French class i was taught that this was not a nice thing to say to a person? There is a derogatory connotation?


When do we use et and es??


click on the word it will say the word everytime you click it. Good way to hear how to pronounce it.


I think sometimes they put in a nonsensical sentence just so you can't "guess" the meaning.


Difference between est and et please?


Is the 's' in es pronounced when it's before a vowel?


Normally yes, but not in this case


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